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Spring Harvest 2013 2nd April - Say


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Spring Harvest 2013 2nd April - Say

  1. 1. This work is licensed under a Creative CommonsAttribution 3.0 Unported License. 2 April: SAY nd Dr Bex Lewis Director: Digital Fingerprint; The Big Bible Project Research Fellow in Social Media & Online Learning, CODEC, University of Durham
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  3. 3. Key Verse for Today:Key Verse: “Everyone who confessesopenly his faith in Jesus Christ – theSon of God, who came as an actualflesh-and-blood person – comes fromGod and belongs to God” 1 John4:2(b) (MSG)
  4. 4. Later verse… (1 John 4:17-18)God is love. When we take up permanent residence ina life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. Thisway, love has the run of the house, becomes at homeand mature in us, so that we’re free of worry onJudgment Day—our standing in the world is identicalwith Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, afearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one notyet fully formed in love.
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  11. 11. 1 Peter 3:15But in your hearts revere Christ asLord. Always be prepared to give ananswer to everyone who asks you togive the reason for the hope that youhave. But do this with gentleness andrespect.
  12. 12. Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat you do speaks soloud that I cannot hearwhat you say.
  13. 13. Carl MedearisRelax, enjoy your friends. Enjoy theircompany along with the company of Jesus.Point him out, freely, without fear orintimidation. You’re not responsible to sellhim to them. You’re simply saying whatyou’ve seen. Youre not the judge. You’rethe witness.
  14. 14. Brennan ManningThe greatest single cause ofatheism in the world today isChristians who acknowledgeJesus with their lips and walkout the door and deny himby their life style. That iswhat an unbelieving worldsimply finds unbelievable.
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  19. 19. Twitter Spokesperson:• Twitter brings you closer to the things you are passionate about - and for millions of people across the globe that is faith.•
  20. 20. Rowan Williams• Well, Christmas is God’s small initiative – a single baby, whose destiny is to change the entire world. If we find that hard to believe, I wonder if it makes it a bit easier when we think of what small initiative like Sam’s can do?• Image credit: Wikipedia
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  24. 24. The power of ‘Like’
  25. 25. ‘Amongst Friends…’
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  29. 29. • “See what we’ve been up to”• Thoughts & Reflections• Reviews (Books, films, websites, etc)• Challenging ideas for debate• Interviews (Text, Audio, Video)• ‘Best Of’ Content• ‘How-to’ Posts• 10 things you can…• Guest Posts
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  31. 31. Preaching How might our approach to preaching change if we understand that we have two audiences – the faithful who sit close to us and a broader public, listening-in from a distance? Image Credit: SXC.Hu
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  36. 36. Jesus is…• … and therefore we are called to be… Merciful.• Ephesians 2:4.• But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much.
  37. 37. How do you see this?
  38. 38. Image Credit: iStockPhotoWhat you say or what is heard?
  39. 39. The importance of ‘askingquestions’ Image credit: RGBStock
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  41. 41. Cris RogersWe need tospend time inhis presence andthen we willhave somethingto say.
  42. 42., this is cruel—leavingus in this wilderness.We’ve walked round incircles for years, tired,thirsty and confused. Oneminute we’ve glimpsedthe Promised Land and thenext minute you’ve barredus from entering it.
  43. 43. Back to Authenticity…
  44. 44. What Personal Evangelism is NOTThe model of conversational, story-based faith-sharing in the context ofrelaxed relationship helps us to establish what evangelism isn’t. In this settingit is not:•A series of clichés, platitudes or motivational catch-phrases. Realcommunication, linked to real events and experiences, doesn’t need to fallback on such short-cuts.•The whole gospel. Faith-sharing in a relationship is part of a process, not allof it. Who knows what other initiatives and resources God is going to call on?•A task whose success or failure is on your shoulders. Your responsibility is tobe authentic; truthful; sensitive; compassionate: to tell your story well. Therest, according to Jesus, is the work of the Holy Spirit. - A theology exam.Nobody is waiting to pass or fail you.•A combination lock where only one specific sequence works.
  45. 45. What Personal Evangelism MayWell BeAn invitation to journey. If there comes a context in which you are encouraging someone to take thenext step in their journey with Jesus, it is always just that - one step. Effective discipleship is notcounted in scalps but in growth and fruitfulness. What is the next thing that God might be inviting thisperson to do?•A link in a chain. You will never be the only voice an individual hears. Even if there’s no one else about,the Trinity make three, so you’re at least one of four. More likely one of many, many more.•A challenge to know and tell your own story. It’s surprising how difficult it can be to answer thesimplest of questions. How has the encounter with Jesus impacted your life?•An integration of words and actions. You may well value words above actions, but in the end thosewho see and hear you will draw from both.•An expression of dialogue. The best conversations are mutually edifying. Genuine exchange always, insome measure, goes both ways.•Grounded in listening. Listen early, speak late is a good rule. Better still; listen early, listen again, thenlisten to make sure you’ve heard well, then consider speaking a possible option, unless more listeningwould be more helpful.•A kingdom operation, shaped by the widest possible view of God’s purposes. What makes your wordsgood news? To whom?
  46. 46. Image Credit: iStockPhoto@drbexl @digitalfprint @bigbible
  47. 47. Tweet-Up•Today • What is Twitter? • Who is on Twitter? • How do I get started?•Bar Rosso • Or chat concepts…•2.30pm
  48. 48. Thank you for your time &participation…